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  Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote... continue...

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1. The Ways of Zen Photography - PetaPixel (blog)

PetaPixel (blog)

The Ways of Zen Photography
PetaPixel (blog)
When most people think of the word Zen, a meditating monk in a monastery comes to mind, a practice of enlightenment, a person being in the present or someone without attachments. When I think of Zen, I think of a lifestyle that has profoundly ...



2. The Secrets of Interdependence: Or, Confessing a Universalist Zen Buddhism - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

The Secrets of Interdependence: Or, Confessing a Universalist Zen Buddhism
Patheos (blog)
That too needs unpacking in that as a Zen Buddhist this is where we come to that Heart Sutra line I cited above. Here the identity of form and emptiness of samsara and nirvana cannot be ignored, and it is in fact the deep insight into this that is ...



3. Arthur Brooks recommends 3 books that challenged him to be better - Vox

Vox

Arthur Brooks recommends 3 books that challenged him to be better
Vox
The popular Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is based on this book by a German academic who went to Tokyo to study Zen Buddhism. He was told he had to study “a thing,” so he chose archery. Brooks read the book once before, at age 20, and ...



4. How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave - Vox

Vox

How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave
Vox
As Brother Phap Dung, a senior disciple of the Zen Buddhist master and author Thich Nhat Hanh, told me in a 2016 interview: In meditation, “you're cultivating [peace, kindness, clarity] so you can offer it to others. When you sit with someone who's ...

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5. Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World - NPR

NPR

Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World
NPR
On the floor of a Zen Buddhist worship space in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., about 15 people recently sat on meditation cushions. They chant sutras and meditate, in complete silence, for a full 30 minutes. And then one of the lay leaders ...

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6. Zen and the Art of a Higher Education - lareviewofbooks

Zen and the Art of a Higher Education
lareviewofbooks
Herrigel, a German philosopher who took instruction in Kyūdō (“the way of the bow”) in Japan between 1924 and 1929 under Master Awa Kenzô, in order to penetrate what he considered to be the “pure introspective mysticism” of Zen Buddhism. Herrigel's ...



7. The 'King' of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report - New York Times

New York Times

The 'King' of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report
New York Times
He is the head of one of the largest Buddhist organizations in the West, Shambhala International, a network of more than 200 outposts in over 30 countries where thousands come for training in meditation and mindfulness and some delve into deeper ...

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8. Has the West Produced Any Zen Classics? Beginning a List - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Has the West Produced Any Zen Classics? Beginning a List
Patheos (blog)
There are other books that are not Zen but are profoundly influential within Zen circles that might fit the bill. What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula and After Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor come to mind. Both books also have been subjected to ...



9. Virginia Symphony Orchestra introduces new assistant conductor - Virginian-Pilot

Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Symphony Orchestra introduces new assistant conductor
Virginian-Pilot
Gonzalo Farias is inside Cold Pressed, a trendy juice bar, on one of the hottest days of the week. Sitting with his legs crossed on a weathered leather sofa, he's hard to miss in a black blazer, black shirt and khakis. His calm demeanor and unhurried ...



10. Key Terms of Soto Zen Teaching - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Key Terms of Soto Zen Teaching
Patheos (blog)
A great many people are now practicing zazen in the Japanese Soto Zen Buddhist tradition outside Japan. But, because the tradition is so new in other lands, their practice may not always firmly based on a good understanding of the teaching. Before we ...




 



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